Biz Buzz:
Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

       Donations will be taken to help the American Cancer Society during a special get-together by the Westside Community Center's line-dance class Wednesday, May 9.
       The opportunity will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 1628 W. Bijou St.
       A regular class won't be offered that night - the line-dance group normally meets on Tuesday nights - but teacher Hong Yu Preiss will give pointers to people who donate, explained Jeanne Basinger, who is organizaing the event.
       A Fountain resident, Basinger works with the Fountain Valley Relay for Life, which raises money for the Cancer Society.
       Grand opening May 4
       Just Like New, Lane Mitchell Jewelers' third store in the region, will have its grand opening Friday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Old Colorado City Art Walk.
       The address is 2528A W. Colorado Ave.
       Many of the store's pieces are bought through estates, private sales, and gold buys, then repaired, reconditioned and polished, a press release states. Additionally, the store offers local art. May 4 will feature music by pianist Bryant Jones and appearances by local artists Lilia DeMello and Leland Winter.
       Lane Mitchell Jewelers is a locally owned and family-operated business, employing 10 people. Mitchell himself has been making jewelry for more than 36 years
       Other Lane Mitchell stores are in the downtown and Manitou Springs. The business is open daily.
       The phone is 632-1170. The website is
       Holistic center opens
       The Soul Illumination Center has opened at 2606 W. Colorado Ave.
       A grand opening will be Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at which people can learn about classes, workshops, services and retail items and receive free mini-readings.
       The business is open daily, plus evening classes. Appointments or walk-ins are accepted.
       Owner Stephanie Gasparino Ezzat is an ordained minister with over 17 years experience in the metaphysical, spiritual and holistic fields. “We decided to locate on the Westside because we live here and are part of the community,” she said. She added the hope that her locale can be a place “where people can meet, learn and explore.”
       For more information, Ezzat provided an e-mail address:
       Sales to benefit CASA
       The Stone Path Nursery will donate a portion of its proceeds Sunday, May 13 to the Colorado Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization.
       Owner Edie Gibson said she supports CASA because its volunteers represent neglected and abused children in the courtroom.
       Stone Path is at 3178 W. Colorado Ave.

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release